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What are the Penalties for a White Collar Crime Conviction?

January 27th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

White collar crime allegations are taken very seriously in Texas, even though they are by definition, non-violent offenses. For this reason, most of those who are accused of committing a white collar crime end up facing felony charges. Some of the more minor offenses, however, can be charged as misdemeanors, which tend to have much […]

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What You Should Know About Consent Laws in Texas

January 25th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

It is not uncommon for people to be charged with a sex crime regardless of their intent, especially if there is confusion amongst the parties about what qualifies as consent. For this reason, having an understanding of what consent means under Texas law is crucial, including how a person’s age or intoxication level could affect […]

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Are You Facing Misdemeanor Theft Charges?

January 22nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Theft

Unlike many other states, Texas doesn’t actually discriminate between different kinds of theft. Whether a case involves a robbery, shoplifting, or embezzlement, offenses involving the unlawful taking of someone else’s property are typically charged as theft. The exact charges that a person faces, however, will differ depending on the value of the items that were […]

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Underage Drinking and Driving Laws in Texas

January 18th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in DWI

In Texas, motorists who are accused of driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more could face charges of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). If, however, a driver turns out to be under the age of 21 years old, he or she will likely be charged with Driving Under the Influence of […]

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Alternatives to Incarceration for Those Convicted of Domestic Violence

January 15th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence

Being convicted of domestic violence can have devastating consequences for the parties involved, especially if the conviction was based on untrue or exaggerated allegations. Fortunately, just because a person has been charged with domestic violence does not mean that he or she will need to spend time in prison. In fact, there are a number […]

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The Most Commonly Issued Traffic Tickets in Texas

January 13th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

One of the best ways to keep your driving record clean is to know what police officers are keeping an eye out for on the roads. Texting and driving, for instance, is becoming a more serious issue in Texas every year, while failing to wear a seat belt also catches many drivers off guard. Fortunately, […]

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What is Constructive Possession?

January 11th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime

Under Texas law, there are two forms of possession, either of which can result in serious drug possession charges. The first of these forms is known as actual possession and as its name suggests, occurs when law enforcement officers actually find illegal drugs in a person’s direct physical possession, such as in their hands or […]

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When Can the Police Search Without a Warrant?

January 7th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

While it is true that in most cases, police officers are barred from searching someone’s personal belongings, vehicle, or home without first obtaining a warrant, there are some circumstances in which this formality is not necessary. One of the most common exceptions to the search and seizure rule is when police officers claim that a […]

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What are White Collar Crimes?

December 18th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

When many people think of criminal activity, they imagine violent offenses that result in physical injuries. While these kinds of crimes do occur, they are by no means the only type of criminal offense with which a person can be charged. Fraud-based financial offenses, for instance, such as white collar crimes, are non-violent in nature. […]

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How Long Does a Person Have to Remain on the Sex Offender Registry in Texas?

December 17th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Sex offenses are some of the most serious crimes that a person can be accused of, as conviction almost always comes with mandatory registration as a sex offender. This can have far-reaching consequences for registrants, making it especially important for those who have been accused of a sex crime, to speak with an experienced Houston […]

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